by John Smelcer
A gripping wilderness adventure and survival story
It was getting colder. Johnny pulled the fur-lined hood of his parka over his head and walked towards his own cabin with the sound of snow crunching beneath his boots.
"He should be back tomorrow," he thought, as a star raced across the sky just below the North Star.
"He should be back tomorrow for sure."
Seventeen-year-old Johnny Least-Weasel knows that his grandfather Albert is a stubborn old man and won't stop checking his own traplines even though other men his age stopped doing so years ago. But Albert Least-Weasel has been running traplines in the Alaskan wilderness alone for the past sixty years. Nothing has ever gone wrong on the trail he knows so well. When Albert doesn't come back from checking his traps, with the temperature steadily plummeting, Johnny must decide quickly whether to trust his grandfather or his own instincts.
Written in alternating chapters that relate the parallel stories of Johnny and his grandfather, this novel poignantly addresses the hardships of life in the far north, suggesting that the most dangerous traps need not be made of steel.
Dualed Series, Book 2
by Elsie Chapman
The hunter becomes the hunted. . . .
is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another
family, and proved she's worthy of a future. She's ready to move on with
The Board has other plans. They want her to
kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when
West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she's
in over her head. The Board is lying, and West will have to uncover the
truth of the past to secure her future.
How far will the Board
go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those
she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman's
intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.
by Corinne Duyvis
Nolan doesn't see darkness when he closes his eyes. Instead, he's transported into the mind of Amara, a girl living in a different world. Nolan's life in his small Arizona town is full of history tests, family tension, and laundry; his parents think he has epilepsy, judging from his frequent blackouts. Amara's world is full of magic and danger—she's a mute servant girl who's tasked with protecting a renegade princess. Nolan is only an observer in Amara's world—until he learns to control her. At first, Amara is terrified. Then, she's furious. But to keep the princess—and themselves—alive, they'll have to work together and discover the truth behind their connection. A fascinating premise, clearly and compellingly written and imagined by a startlingly original debut writer.